Friday, December 30, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 3 point favorites.
The Gamecocks come into this game with an overall record of 10-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7. The Tigers have an overall record of 9-4 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 3-5 against the spread.
Duane Notice comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Gamecocks. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. PJ Dozier averages 15.5 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for South Carolina. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dedric Lawson averages 20.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. K.J. Lawson averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
South Carolina averages 72 points per contest this season which ranks them 182nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 150th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 161st in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 112th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 125th with 13 per game. The Gamecocks allow 58.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 6.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Memphis averages 82 points per game this year which ranks them 36th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 52nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 299th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 43rd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 21st with 10.9 per game. The Tigers allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 92nd and 114th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 134th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in college basketball.
The Gamecocks average 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 106.5 and they assist on 54.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. South Carolina turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Gamecocks give up 61 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 82.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.8 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 112.4 and 62% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35%. The Tigers give up 68.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-4 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-7 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-5 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 4-4 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/20/16 G TeMarcus Blanton Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Clemson
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
12/05/16 G Sindarius Thornwell Suspension out indefinitely; eligible to return (1/4)
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/27/16 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +3
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks